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John Tocher surveys the free music landscape for new and old releases encompassing the realms of avant garde, experimental, electronic, musique concréte, industrial, dada-ist music. A transplant from the Los Angeles area, he now makes his home in southeast Texas near the border with Louisiana --deep in swamp country, where the ambiance is enhanced by cicadas and the occasional hurricane.

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The show opens with a track by C.P. McDill in his guise as Ice Guild Kaiser that was released just prior to the show. And then closes with a 78 he recorded for Sadayatana. Thank you C.P. McDill! Got to play in it's entirety the track that Luís Antero prepared for the show "Sadayatana a Tribute". It will be released later on Buddhist on Fire . Thank you Luís Antero . Thank you to Luciftias for his track "Dronosphere II". This track was prepared using binaural beat theta...
Topics: field recordings, drone, dark ambient, edu comelles, elysium, fosel, i am esper, ice guild kaiser,...
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Live set by Jack Hertz with SFX support from Quisp Quake . Really fantastic. I tried to craft a dark set around it. Hopefully it's not too depressing. It seemed pretty hardcore as I was doing it. Halloween came early this year... what can I say? start artist title 00:00 Fear Konstruktor Arctic Stronghold 05:52 Sadayatana Intro 07:05 Darkness And Silence I 08:16 Darkness And Silence II 15:50 Caerula Sanguis Ties of Blood 20:20 Atum Tetma IV 23:19 Fellirium Concrete Purgatory (Part 1) 25:41...
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My friend Peter Schmidt used to talk about ‘not doing the things that nobody had ever thought of not doing’, which is an inverse process – where you leave out an assumption that everybody has always made and see what happens (e.g. music has to be made of intentionally produced sounds was the assumption that Cage left out). In that version of this process, you discover a value in the absence of something ­– in fact you discover that the absence of something is the revelation of...
Topics: dark ambient, experimental, drone, podcast, addamz and abhorrent beauty, backyard ghost, bagryanii...
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Nothing in the world is permanent, and we're foolish when we ask anything to last, but surely we're still more foolish not to take delight in it while we have it. If change is of the essence of existence one would have thought it only sensible to make it the premise of our philosophy. - W. Somerset Maugham, The Razor's Edge (1943) start artist title 00:00 Mary E. Byrne and Eleanor H. Hull Be Thou My Vision 01:17 Lucette Bourdin Inner Vastness 09:55 Lucette Bourdin and Darrell Burgan Sanatana...
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Many people today believe that cynicism requires courage. Actually, cynicism is the height of cowardice. It is innocence and open-heartedness that requires the true courage -- however often we are hurt as a result of it. - Erica Jong, How to Save Your Own Life (1977) start artist title 00:03 Body 13 Carvings Will Cover Your Entire Person 06:48 Grove of Whispers Music for Air Conditioners part 1 (unreleased) 38:47 Scott Lawlor Atmospheric Radiation 59:00 Fellirium Chasing the spiral 86:00 Serge...
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A man that is born falls into a dream like a man who falls into the sea. If he tries to climb out into the air as inexperienced people endeavour to do, he drowns. - Joseph Conrad, Lord Jim (1900) start artist title 00:00 Anonymous Waves And Emptywhale Coasts 05:36 Meho Tamna Trava 18:27 Jii-Music Finite 23:38 graphite412 John Chapter 14 (graphite412 ambient mix) 30:37 Origen Music Artists Kiev Chamber choir: Of Thy Mistical Supper 36:27 Christopher McFall Quivering into your blood night radio:...
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Why should this propensity to seek beauty in darkness be so strong only in Orientals? The West too has known a time when there was no electricity, gas, or petroleum, yet so far as I know the West has never been disposed to delight in shadows . Japanese ghosts have traditionally no feet; Western ghosts have feet, but are transparent. As even this trifle suggests, pitch darkness has always occupied our fantasies, while in the West even ghosts are clear as glass. This is true too of our household...
Topics: dark ambient, space drone, experimental, podcast, adolf hitler, another neglected hobby, bird...
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This one reflects my mood at the time. Dark, grim, isolated. A lot of snow type sounds. Like you're lost in the tundra or something. My grim mood turned into your listening pleasure. I think... start artist title 00:00 The Implicit Order I Am Not Resigned 01:50 Deep Frozen Lands Mirage in ice desert 08:02 Darkened Soul Nighttime Dreams 10:11 NEBEL Abyssus abyssum invocat 14:34 Deep Frozen Lands Life of the polar explorer 22:08 Metamorfrozen Diamond Dust 25:45 Wavespan & Mystified Dark...
Topics: isolationism, dark ambient, siberia, scattered bones, soundscapes, cephalophore, darkened soul,...
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Nevertheless, life and death are mysterious states, and we know little of the resources of either. - Sheridan Le Fanu, Carmilla (1871) start artist title 00:00 Ayato & Natalia Kamia NO BREAK 01:45 Kolpakopf Untitled 30:38 Arctica Tabatiel (Illidriel Continue) 61:16 Red Fog Cinder Petals 72:33 lost-radio Scene VIII 80:48 Wings Of An Angel The Unearthly Demagogue And His Amber Of Sorrows 94:29 Kreazot-Maks Back side 1 96:24 Mescaline Sessions Pyramid of the Magician 109:10 Mescaline Sessions...
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It is one of the commonest of mistakes to consider that the limit of our power of perception is also the limit of all there is to perceive. - C. W. Leadbeater, The Chakras (1927) start artist title 00:00 Luís Antero Water Mill 2 01:26 Rigel Orionis Centrifugal 17:09 Dreaming the Seed Waterhole 23:48 Fabio Keiner Heaven Wakes A Moon I 29:08 Mystified Spinning Downward 33:11 Samsa The Laurentian Divide 33:40 Bulkrate Convocation 41:12 Bulkrate Into the portal of doom 50:33 Bulkrate Under the ice...
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Every moment in your life is a turning and every one a choosing. Somewhere you made a choice. All followed to this. The accounting is scrupulous. The shape is drawn. No line can be erased. I had no belief in your ability to move a coin to your bidding. How could you? A person's path through the world seldom changes and even more seldom will it change abruptly. And the shape of your path was visible from the beginning . - Cormac McCarthy, No Country for Old Men (2005) start artist title 00:00...
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Been focusing on preproduction lately. Changing the way the music is pulled together. Kind of a transitional show. A mix of old and new. Finally got the permission thing squared away with The Implicit Order. I can play anything he puts out now. Thank you Implicit Order . A track from the new Mystified release from Dark Winter . Love that cover. Played a bunch of dark tracks from the DNA Production netlabel. So much good stuff there. A few noisy tracks from Macedonian netlabel Shkart . Good...
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Earlier in the week I emailed Gastón Arévalo asking him to release his live version of his Marea release as Creative Commons music --so I could play it on my show. Yay! He did, so that's how I started this week. The rest of the show is a mix of tracks from the Dark Winter and eg0cide netlabels. Both labels are kind enough to release all their tracks as Creative Commons share and share alike. Allowing me to remix and adapt, provided that attribution is provided. Thank you Dark Winter and...
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A new release from Dark winter Netlabel , Igor Karaca's "Rituelle" --I play the title track 3 times. See if you can find it as you listen. Couple tracks from Palancar's new and old release on earthmantra.com : " Elysium Planitia ". So great, I have been listening to this since it came out. Very happy to have a couple tracks from it on my show. Some older stuff from Otium Netlabel . Good stuff there, great Russian label. I sneak a drone track in I made myself from phone...
Topics: ambient, dark ambient, experimental, podcast, bunk data, chris carter, claudio curciotti, fescal,...
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A light here required a shadow there . - Virginia Woolf, To the Lighthouse (1927) start artist title 00:00 John Tocher Wedding Chat (remixed field recording) 01:39 Tribe Of Astronauts At The Edge Of The Forest 33:12 Artificial Memory Trace Diluvio (extract) 37:40 Nux Vomica The Artifacts of Visitacion (a suite) 56:03 Ars Sonor & The Implicit Order Level 03: Desolation 59:26 Ars Sonor & The Implicit Order Level 04: Revelation 66:03 David Michael El Yunque 81:06 Atilio Doreste The Sound...
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All over the world major museums have bowed to the influence of Disney and become theme parks in their own right. The past, whether Renaissance Italy or ancient Egypt, is reassimilated and homogenized into its most digestible form. Desperate for the new, but disappointed with anything but the familiar, we recolonise past and future . The same trend can be seen in personal relationships, in the way people are expected to package themselves, their emotions and sexuality in attractive and...
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All life is fundamentally & inextricably sad, with the perpetual snatching away of all the chance combinations of image & vista & mood that we become attached to, & the perpetual encroachment of the shadow of decay upon illusions of expansion & liberation which buoyed us up & spurred us on in youth. - H. P. Lovecraft, Letter to Frank Belknap Long (27 February 1931) start artist title 00:00 Ars Sonor return of the unborn 02:15 The Implicit Order Night Wandering 09:20 Bird...
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It was to be a quick peek through a hand-wide crack, but enough to risk disillusionment and the dispersal of all the enchanting traumas he had articulated in his brain and his books, scattering them like those peculiar shadows he supposed lingered in that room. And the voices—would he hear their hissing which heralded her presence in a zone swirling with roping shapes? He kept his eyes fixed upon his hand on the doorknob, turning it gently to nudge open the door. So the first thing he saw was...
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All the men she's been with and now you, just you, and the barges going by, masts and hulls, the whole damned current of life flowing through you, through her, through all the guys behind you and after you, the flowers and the birds and the sun streaming in and the fragrance of it choking you, annihilating you. - Henry Miller, Tropic of Cancer (1934) start artist title 00:00 Peer Saer Quicksand Part VII excerpt 04:07 Tree Helicopter The Numbest Station 11:30 Phil Julian photic ellipse 28:07...
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I read and walked for miles at night along the beach, writing bad blank verse and searching endlessly for someone wonderful who would step out of the darkness and change my life. It never crossed my mind that that person could be me. - Anna Quindlen start artist title 00:00 Aleister Crowley The Call Of The First And Second Aethyr (Ca. 1920) 01:27 Grove of Whispers Voices From Possessed Children 31:06 Mental Escape Pod Epica 2 (X37F Secondary Sirens) 48:14 Scott Lawlor A Gradual Descent Into the...
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Anyone who in discussion relies upon authority uses, not his understanding, but rather his memory. Good culture is born of a good disposition; and since the cause is more to be praised than the effect, I will rather praise a good disposition without culture , than good culture without the disposition. - Leonardo da Vinci, Notebook 19 start artist title 00:00 Encyclopaedia Britannica Films Man and His Culture (1954) 01:47 Mystified Dead Souls 04:34 Another Neglected Hobby Beeswax and Rust 29:18...
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Played a lot of Zreen Toyz . Good stuff that. Like it was made for my show. I'll have to track down as much Zreen Toyz as I can find. More later I am sure. Also, I played Ars Sonor: " En Resa Till Botkyrka I " but technical difficulties arose with my playlist. Good track though... it's in there somewhere --I swear! start artist title 00:00 kipm KIPM Reverend Maxwells Electromagnetic Church (edit) 00:08 Zreen Toyz Disturbed Zoos At Phase One 05:44 Cerebral Astronaut And Behold The...
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I told him a dream I had about a strange Arabian figure that was pursuing me across the desert; that I tried to avoid; that finally overtook me just before I reached the Protective City. "Who is this?" said Carlo. We pondered it. I proposed it was myself, wearing a shroud. That wasn't it. Something, someone, some spirit was pursuing all of us across the desert of life and was bound to catch us before we reached heaven. Naturally, now that I look back on it, this is only death: death...
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I seemed to float not into clearness, but into a darker obscure , and within a minute there had come to me out of my very pity the appalling alarm of his being perhaps innocent. It was for the instant confounding and bottomless, for if he were innocent, what then on earth was I? - Henry James, The Turn of the Screw (1898) start artist title 00:00 Akashic Crow's Nest Supernaculum 01:36 Grove Of Whispers 2012-11-15 21:19 Akashic Crow's Nest Tylwyth Teg 30:07 Djinnestan Rain 3 40:49 elizabeth...
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I heard people talk about immortality, but I ain't seen it. I wondered how it'd be when I died. What it'd be like to know this breath now was the last one you was ever gonna draw. I just hope I can meet it the same way she did. With the same... calm. 'Cause that's where it's hidden --the immortality I hadn't seen. - Private Witt, The Thin Red Line (1998) start artist title 00:00 05:42 We Are All Alone Clouds Collide RMX 09:00 Tribe of Astronauts Cyanotomy 36:57 Kinematik VKE with Mystified Nix...
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By and large, horror fiction is the most difficult to domesticate because part of the point is that it's one step ahead – or behind – everybody else's taste. And I'm not really convinced I'd like it to change. There's something very healthy about horror fiction being always a little bit on the outside. It's the wild-dog genre. - Clive Barker, The Advocate (Feb. 21, 1995) start artist title 00:00 Grove Of Whispers There Are No Records 04:04 DR Polar Lights 07:36 Steam flow Gloomy Mansion...
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Couple cool tracks from the new Mayfairgrin release "This Delicate Confusion" on Webbed Hand Records . The rest of it is like a wacky electronica thing (wacky good!) The drumming on that "Sleep For Now" track reminds me of Peter Gabriel's "Last Temptation of Christ" soundtrack. The rest is as you see below... except I got to play another unreleased track from Magnetic Wind's upcoming release "La Petite Morte": "L'enfant fille (Baby Girl)". Very...
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Played the entire Deprivation Chamber release from bfwrecordings netlabel , albeit mixed in with the rest of the show. Really nice dark release. Also a couple tracks from the new release from Elias Moreno . I took the liberty of mixing (briefly) some H.P. Lovecraft over the top of one track. Since we had been talking about Lovecraft earlier in the chatroom --and Elias Moreno was kind enough to release his music CC share-a-like. Very nice. Special thanks to Shane Morris , Dan Minoza and Jessica...
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Playing a lot of smaller tracks makes for a longer time editing the resulting playlist, makes for a later night getting the podcast ready before bed. Remind of this next week as I'm doing my show... I'm thinking of using this Flores Funebres track "Depressive Personality Disorder" as kind of a theme song. I suppose I should email and ask the artist if it's ok. Nice short evocative track. Very cinematic. This week I'm struck again by the quality of releases on the ambientaria netlabel....
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The cultural-historical meaning of the Eleusinian Mysteries, their influence on European intellectual history, can scarcely be overestimated. Here suffering humankind found a cure for its rational, objective, cleft intellect, in a mystical totality experience, that let it believe in immortality, in an everlasting existence. - Albert Hofmann, in LSD : My Problem Child (1980) start artist title 00:00 Hsin-Jung Tsai 無量壽佛祈請文 03:19 Free Tibet Mystical Glow 06:54 Halgrath Her Winter of...
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We all travel the milky way together, trees and men; but it never occurred to me until this storm-day, while swinging in the wind, that trees are travelers, in the ordinary sense. They make many journeys, not very extensive ones, it is true; but our own little comes and goes are only little more than tree-wavings -- many of them not so much. - John Muir, The Mountains of California (1894) start artist title 00:00 Pollux Mist 00:14 Klopenn Panspermia 07:04 Flat Affect Silhouetted Figures 15:40...
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The more I look at most of the art movements, it’s all occultism, when you get down to it. The Surrealists were openly talking about being magicians. - Alan Moore, De Abaitua interview (1998) start artist title 00:00 sorrow stream No hope 03:56 Scott Lawlor & Oystein Jorgensen The Next Dimension 10:18 Neon Lotus V 27:04 Mikael Hirsz Self Medication 65:22 天 島 101:03 Astral & Shit snow 104:02 Grove of Whispers LIVE
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The original is unfaithful to the translation. - Jorge Luis Borges start artist title 00:00 Grove Of Whispers (featuring pixyblink ) Carmilla 21:49 Wings Of An Angel Your Dominatrix Had A Brain Transplant Under My Knives 94:13 Grove of Whispers Live
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What is man but a little soul holding up a corpse? - Malcolm Lowry, Under the Volcano (1947) start artist title 00:00 Grove of Whispers Live for 3 hours
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And death shall have no dominion. Dead men naked they shall be one With the man in the wind and the west moon; When their bones are picked clean and the clean bones gone, They shall have stars at elbow and foot; Though they go mad they shall be sane, Though they sink through the sea they shall rise again; Though lovers be lost love shall not; And death shall have no dominion. And death shall have no dominion. Under the windings of the sea They lying long shall not die windily; Twisting on racks...
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(i do not know what it is about you that closes and opens;only something in me understands the voice of your eyes is deeper than all roses) nobody,not even the rain,has such small hands - E. E. Cummings start artist title 00:00 Joe Frawley Threshold 03:26 lost-radio summer saturdays 10:27 Wings of an Angel Solitude Spreads Within The Heart's Corridors Like Cancerous Cells 26:23 Joe Frawley The forest 31:42 Mescaline Sessions Kto Govorit 43:12 [amt_23] Walls Have Ears 45:13 [amt_23] Walls Have...
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A rebroadcast of Seetyca's live performance of the previous Saturday afternoon. This will be released on my very own netlabel. More about that later. Really great performance too. The set is two hours long. Enjoy. I did. Another track from Dan Minoza and M. Peck. Good stuff. Looking forward to them releasing an album. start artist title 00:00 Seetyca & Etheocles Stevens Invocation 14:55 Seetyca Tagundnachtgleiche: Live on Sadayatana 136:58 Sadayatana Voiceover 138:54 Circle of Pines Down to...
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Unreleased track from Dan Miñoza and The Implicit Order : " Eyes Catch Fire ". Hey I think that name is inspired by Buddhist on Fire ... New from Webbed Hand Records , The title track from: " Eta Carinae – Rest ". A couple new releases from Treetrunk Records : Gutterhulk and Conure . Tracks with serial killer samples by Deafness: " Victim ". Sorry about that. I like them though. Jeffrey Dahmer talking to someone about creationism. Hard to beat. But also kind of...
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This hypnagogic condition . Attention-faculty diminished so that twilight state obtains; world seen merely in symbolic, archetypal aspect, totally confused with unconscious material.. - Philip K. Dick, The Man in the High Castle (1962) start artist title 00:00 elizabeth veldon milngavie to carbeth 01:30 Thomas Besley Niche constructions 10:32 Caroline McKenzie did i really think i was safer in the dark? 21:39 Grenzregionen 436 29:21 Grove of Whispers Grove of Whispers 2013-01-25 40:56 Caroline...
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We live in a world ruled by fictions of every kind — mass merchandising, advertising, politics conducted as a branch of advertising, the instant translation of science and technology into popular imagery, the increasing blurring and intermingling of identities within the realm of consumer goods, the preempting of any free or original imaginative response to experience by the television screen. We live inside an enormous novel. For the writer in particular it is less and less necessary for him...
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It was a burning wind -- it burned through Susan's sleep like acid on silk, reaching deep into each smooth furrow of her body. The nightgown was too much. Her breasts felt as though covered with sand, with insects, as though she lay buried to the neck in an anthill in a hot summer storm. By turns it was terrible and then sweet -- a tickling, moving, crawling sensation. An awareness of the physical that not even sleep could override. - Jack Ketchum, Ladies' Night (1997) start artist title 00:00...
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One of the more experimental shows --with the occasional beat. Sort of an audio investigation of the ambient side of " witch house ". According to Wikipedia Witch House "...features a fusion of techniques rooted in Swishahouse hip-hop -- sluggish tempo with skipping, stop-timed beats -- coupled with elements from genres such as noise, drone, and shoegaze." A semi disastrous show this one. I was playing for two hours without actually being connected to the stream. The tags...
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Mostly new or recent releases tonight from webbed hand records , dark winter , bfw recordings , clinical archives and basic_sounds . It was a good couple weeks for dark experimental releases. I thought so anyway, I think you will agree. There's about 15 seconds of silence at the beginning of this one. I could have edited this out but I have to get some sleep at some point... start artist title 00:17 Closer Contact + Meteer Transit One 01:39 Closer Contact + Meteer Fergusson Island 11:30...
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Sometimes, when I was sitting in the Crimson Cabaret on a rainy night, I thought of myself as occupying a waiting room for the abyss (which of course was exactly what I was doing) and between sips from my glass of wine or cup of coffee I smiled sadly and touched the front pocket of my coat where I kept my imaginary ticket to oblivion. - Thomas Ligotti, Teatro Grottesco (2006) start artist title 00:00 Icoste Eve 07:07 Synaptic Necropolis Echo Into Void (EI-Reflection) 11:20 Steam flow...
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Dreams, as we all know, are very queer things: some parts are presented with appalling vividness, with details worked up with the elaborate finish of jewellery, while others one gallops through, as it were, without noticing them at all, as, for instance, through space and time. Dreams seem to be spurred on not by reason but by desire, not by the head but by the heart, and yet what complicated tricks my reason has played sometimes in dreams , what utterly incomprehensible things happen to it! -...
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All love is sweet, Given or returned. Common as light is love, And its familiar voice wearies not ever. Like the wide heaven, the all-sustaining air, It makes the reptile equal to the God; They who inspire it most are fortunate, As I am now; but those who feel it most Are happier still. - Percy Bysshe Shelley start artist title 00:00 Shadow Theater Angelica 03:45 Rogelio Nobara & Chris Silver T. Acid Kids On The Neighborhoods Roofs 13:16 Cousin Silas & Kevin Lyons The Magnetic Anomalies...
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Hunters for gold or pursuers of fame, they all had gone out on that stream, bearing the sword, and often the torch, messengers of the might within the land, bearers of a spark from the sacred fire . What greatness had not floated on the ebb of that river into the mystery of an unknown earth! . . . The dreams of men, the seed of commonwealths, the germs of empires. - Joseph Conrad, Heart of Darkness (1902) start artist title 00:00 My Dark Lake Countess Winter And Old Cemetery 04:26 Ptarkh...
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Being with you and not being with you is the only way I have to measure time . - Jorge Luis Borges, The Book of Sand (1975) start artist title 00:00 Grove Of Whispers 2014-04-25 00:38 Altus Waiting for the Cover of White 12:08 C. Paradisi Free Floating (X10) 30:33 Ian D Hawgood This Night Has Come Too Soon 40:44 Travis Johnson Valsa (Remix) 48:56 Dan Miñoza Winter Kept Us Warm 55:10 Regosphere Black Keys 70:36 Grove Of Whispers La Isla del Sol Negro 117:43 Judith Peacock Cummings Chaidh mo...
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The flesh surrenders itself, he thought. Eternity takes back its own. Our bodies stirred these waters briefly, danced with a certain intoxication before the love of life and self, dealt with a few strange ideas, then submitted to the instruments of Time . What can we say of this? I occurred. I am not . . . yet, I occurred. - Frank Herbert, Dune (1965) start artist title 00:00 Palancar February 2, 2008 Part 1 (The Omicron Transmission) 22:00 Palancar January 6, 2008 (City Abandoned to Electric...
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There are parts of Texas where a fly lives ten thousand years and a man can't die soon enough. Time gets strange there from too much sky, too many miles from crack to crease in the flat surface of the land. - Katherine Dunn, Geek Love (1989) start artist title 00:00 METEK & Josef Nadek Friendly Fire Part 1 Collateral Murder Remix 04:24 Justin Robert secret museum 13:55 R. Lobster Dying Inside The Whale 35:39 Pollux Dishonor 46:51 Anonymous Tape01 52:48 Stephen Briggs It's begun 67:12 Scott...
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Behind every exquisite thing that existed, there was something tragic. Worlds had to be in travail, that the meanest flower might blow. - --Oscar Wilde, The Picture of Dorian Gray (April, 1891) start artist title 00:00 Aloardi AV2 - 6.59.99 04:44 Ayankoko 2013.2.25llrec11.26.49 08:47 Enrico Coniglio/GFR Sabbion (14'40'') 21:38 Alozeau and Miquel Parera A Cold Void 29:57 Wings of an Angel Therein Hide My Beautiful Shadows Of Self Destruction (Your Tenderness Cannot Save Me Anymore...) 33:59...
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The show starts with the title track from Kirill Platonkin's release " Silence is Important ". Kirill said: "...the latest one (Silence Is Important) includes some experiments with throat singing...". Experiment? Success! Had thought to do like a Halloween show with clinking and clanking and like you know. But it kind of rubbed against my ideas about dark ambient. I feel like it's a misunderstood genre in that people expect it to be creepy and dark, etc. It can be but I feel...
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In the absurd often lies what is artistically possible. - Edgar Froese A very special four hour edition of Sadayatana where Palancar plays live for the last hour. start artist title 00:00 [N.K.72] Shamanic Noise 04:17 Grove of Whispers Live 2013-04-11 07:59 Jarguna Reflex of a Reverberation 17:32 Falling You The Canoe And The Waterfall 21:11 Grove of Whispers Live 2013-04-10 23:39 Djinnestan Purr 40:48 Mystified Track Three 44:56 Joe Frawley Vanishing Point 49:12 Sina Time And Tide 51:17 Joe...
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I think the key image of the 20th century is the man in the motor car. It sums up everything: the elements of speed, drama, aggression, the junction of advertising and consumer goods with the technological landscape. The sense of violence and desire, power and energy; the shared experience of moving together through an elaborately signalled landscape. We spend a substantial part of our lives in the motor car, and the experience of driving condenses many of the experiences of being a human...
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Starting with an hour long piece by Palancar that reminds me of Eno's bell studies and experiments I did inspired by same. Most of the rest of the show is devoted to dark ambient releases from the dna-productions netlabel. And finishing with a game of tag between To Repel Ghosts and Nagual Art --this is as christmas-y as I will be getting. * Palancar: Singularity * DJ Speaks Epsilon Eridani: Lamentos Lejanos * Epsilon Eridani: Falling Asleep * Epsilon Eridani: Unknown Message Received From A...
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The show opens with the title track from Joe Frawley's " Left Cincinnati ". Joe was kind enough to send me this CD a couple days ago. I am so glad he did. You will be too. New releases from the Dark Winter , Webbed Hand and Earth Mantra netlabels. Kirill Platonkin , ZMG , and Rigel Orionis are the respective artists. The second hour of the show features either music from the Just Not Normal Netlabel , or music I was introduced to by listening to NTNS Radio . Thank you Mark Stolk aka...
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Some tracks from the new Joe Frawley release: " Curious Perspectives ". Love his music. Thanks for making it Joe. Excerpt from an unreleased track from Disturbed Earth , Shane Morris , and Kirill Platonkin : "Rolling Stock". Very cool. Play this some more when it comes out. Hopefully on Buddhist on Fire . Hehe. Red Fog's " Memory Of The Ferrofluids " --oh man those water samples. So groovy. Thanks to Shane Morris for providing many of the shortwave samples used....
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New releases from Earth Mantra , Webbed Hand Records , Senile Dementia Productions and Kopp netlabels. A mostly russian flavored show. What can I say... so much good dark ambient music is from Russia. I downloaded [again...] the entire catalog from Senile Dementia Productions . And I have to say... this was not fun. It was track by track one at at time. I don't understand why they don't make their music available at archive.org. But I was pleased to see they are now sharing the music clearly...
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...among aviaries of magic transcendent birds recognizing my awakening mind with sweet weird cries (the pathless lark), in the ethereal perfume, mysteriously an­cient, the bliss of the Buddha-fields, I saw that my life was a vast glowing empty page and I could do anything I wanted... - Jack Kerouac, The Dharma Bums (1958) start artist title 00:00 Public Domain A Hole Concept 01:14 John Tocher Cinema of Porcelain Fur 11:00 The Unnameable This No Human Creature May Do 15:13 Abominations of Yondo...
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No sooner had one season slipped out the door than the next came in by another door. A person might scramble to the closing door and call out, Hey, wait a minute, there’s one last thing I forgot to tell you. But nobody would be there any more. The door shuts tight. Already another season is in the room, sitting in a chair, striking a match to light a cigarette. Anything you forgot to mention, the stranger says, you might as well go ahead and tell me, and if it works out, I’ll get the...
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It's not that I don't believe in contemporary literature, but I don't want to waste valuable time reading any book that has not had the baptism of time. Life is too short. - Haruki Murakami, Norwegian Wood (1987) start artist title 00:00 Zreen Toyz Almost Palpable Death 20:20 Arco Enarmonico Delay Sex Soundtrack 20:51 Anuskabinett Ejaculation 21:45 Egida Slow Spells In You 23:58 Zreen Toyz The Mariana Abyss 36:13 Zreen Toyz Beyond Infinite Caves 45:33 Zreen Toyz Bathyscaphes Choreography 54:45...
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`Excuse me,` Rene said in a strangled voice. `I'm not asking you about the quality of my flesh. Rather, I'd like to know how you find it since the last time we met.` `You astonish me anew, my little treasure. You are simply stupendous. Why, I'll tell you that your flesh is better now than ever before. One can now say that it's at its peak.` And without another word, she bit him on the lips . - Virgilio Pinera, Rene's Flesh (1985) start artist title 00:00 INS61 Rewinding 00:48 Elizabeth...
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Well that's the fastest the podcast has gone up. Still working out the bugs in the scripts I use but it's getting faster and faster. If I can get up to 88 miles per hour the podcast might possibly be here before the show even starts. start artist title 00:00 Palancar January 6, 2008 (City Abandoned to Electric Birds) 29:05 Sadayatana Voiceover 30:22 VACVVM Pylons 36:04 abre ojos earth 49:56 Red Fog Carbon Cream 59:50 fosel leeran rainforest 63:51 Nightech Exertion 66:10 FugaSatanae Whisperer...
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Another mashup of one of Mystified's drone tunes. This time his soda bottle drone is mixed with an old bagpipe 78. So nice of him to let me abuse his music in this way. It's fun! Oh man... Fabián Ramírez played live from Mexico City --in his dark ambient incarnation Obscure Visions. Later in the week I stitched in a flac recording of his set that he provided me. Maximum fidelity. Sounds great. This set will be released later on my new Netlabel Buddhist on Fire . Nothing there now but some...
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He remembered the top, the sudden leveling of the hill, when the climb ceased and the other part of it began. How many times had he done this? The several times blurred; future and past blurred; what he had already experienced and what he would eventually experience blended so that nothing remained but the moment, the standing still and resting during which he rubbed the cut on his arm which the stone had left. God, he thought in weariness. In what way is this fair? Why am I up here alone like...
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The important thing in this life is to link your sadness to the sadness of others . - Shūsaku Endō, The Girl I Left Behind  start artist title 00:00 Go Genre Everything Have You Seen The Moon Tonight 13:29 Wings of an Angel Ghosts Of My Past 65:35 Dream Twice Below the grass 69:46 Dream Twice Collect dew 69:51 Aairria Fading 75:04 Dream Twice Outro 81:56 Dream Twice Intro 89:05 Mystified and Daniel Barbiero Rain 119:27 Grove of Whispers The Unceasing Path
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When I got home I mixed a stiff one and stood by the open window in the living room and sipped it and listened to the groundswell of traffic on Laurel Canyon Boulevard and looked at the glare of the big angry city hanging over the shoulder of the hills through which the boulevard had been cut. Far off the banshee wail of police or fire sirens rose and fell, never for very long completely silent. Twenty four hours a day somebody is running, somebody else is trying to catch him. Out there in the...
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I woke up as the sun was reddening; and that was the one distinct time in my life, the strangest moment of all, when I didn't know who I was — I was far away from home, haunted and tired with travel, in a cheap hotel room I'd never seen, hearing the hiss of steam outside, and the creak of the old wood of the hotel, and footsteps upstairs, and all the sad sounds, and I looked at the cracked high ceiling and really didn't know who I was for about fifteen strange seconds. I wasn't scared; I was...
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A long time ago, man would listen in amazement to the sound of regular beats in his chest, never suspecting what they were. He was unable to identify himself with so alien and unfamiliar an object as the body. The body was a cage, and inside that cage was something which looked, listened, feared, thought, and marveled; that something, that remainder left over after the body had been accounted for, was the soul. Today, of course, the body is no longer unfamiliar: we know that the beating in our...
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I used to think I was the strangest person in the world but then I thought there are so many people in the world, there must be someone just like me who feels bizarre and flawed in the same ways I do. I would imagine her, and imagine that she must be out there thinking of me too. Well, I hope that if you are out there and read this and know that, yes, it's true I'm here, and I'm just as strange as you. - Frida Kahlo, Diary of Frida Kahlo start artist title 00:00 MBD Brilliant White Raiment...
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There are not many persons who know what wonders are opened to them in the stories and visions of their youth; for when as children we listen and dream, we think but half-formed thoughts, and when as men we try to remember, we are dulled and prosaic with the poison of life. But some of us awake in the night with strange phantasms of enchanted hills and gardens, of fountains that sing in the sun, of golden cliffs overhanging murmuring seas, of plains that stretch down to sleeping cities of...
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Started the show with an edited version of Wagner's " Ride of the Valkyries ". Corny but good fun. I love the smell of 78's in the morning. Played a lot of the music of Materia Confusa . Thanks to Webbed Hand Records for providing this great music and to Materia Confusa for making it. Really great. Big response in the chatroom too. Thanks also to Kirill Platonkin for making his new release " Trails " available for me to include in the show. Just a snippet of Mystified's new...
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A picnic. Picture a forest, a country road, a meadow. Cars drive off the country road into the meadow, a group of young people get out carrying bottles, baskets of food, transistor radios, and cameras. They light fires, pitch tents, turn on the music. In the morning they leave. The animals, birds, and insects that watched in horror through the long night creep out from their hiding places. And what do they see? Old spark plugs and old filters strewn around... Rags, burnt-out bulbs, and a monkey...
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...Perhaps the logical question to ask at this point is: Why go? The answer is that when a man has been there and undergone the baptism of solitude he can't help himself. Once he has been under the spell of the vast luminous, silent country , no other place is quite strong enough for him, no other surroundings can provide the supremely satisfying sensation of existing in the midst of something that is absolute. He will go back, whatever the cost in time or money, for the absolute has no price....
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